I have always been a larger guy and about 17 years ago I weighed over 400 lbs. At that time I decided that I was over being the "fat guy" in the room and decided to do something about it. Over the course of a year and a half I lost 195 lbs.*
Big accomplishment, right? In most ways yes, but in others, not so much. Yes, I lost the weight of a whole human being, but I did it in the wrong way. I basically stopped eating. I played a lot of racquetball as well to help shed the pounds, but I still was not healthy. My parents went from being scared that they were going to lose their son to a heart attack at the age of 22 to them being worried that I was taking it too far. I was, get this, too skinny. I had no idea what I was doing! Over the last 15 years I have been able to keep most of the weight off but my weight fluctuated 50 lbs. or more and had gotten back up to about 270 lbs. I was unhappy with the way I looked. It was not until I was introduced to Farrell's that I truly understood what being healthy was.
To me Farrell's is not a gym, but it is a lifestyle change. It felt different than a gym because everyone is there as a support system. It is more than just a workout; it is a learning experience. Farrell's taught me how to eat healthy, simple as that. I quickly learned that I don't have to starve myself to lose weight; I just have to be smart about it while working out at a level 10. Farrell's is the greatest thing that has happened to me fitness-wise. I absolutely love going to Farrell’s for the relationships that I have built, and the motivation it provides me every day. My wife, Katie, and I attend Farrell's together and love that it has given us another thing for us to enjoy together.
In just 10 weeks I lost over 32 lbs., almost 10% body fat, doubled my push ups and sit-ups, and lost over 30 inches from my body...in a fun and healthy way! * I know that Farrell's has helped me get stronger and healthier, but I also believe that is has strengthened my relationships with my wife and family. Priceless!
I just have to say thanks to Farrell's for helping me understand that I can be healthy and have a ton of fun while doing it! You have changed my life and I look forward to many more healthy years as a FIT Club member at Farrell's!
Ben N. is a FIT Member at our Bettendorf, IA Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping location.
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* Disclaimer: The above testimonial and photos were contributed by an actual member. We cannot guarantee everyone will achieve similar results. We do believe that everyone can achieve measurable results, but the specific results will vary from person to person.